Eger Archbishop’s Palace


This splendid 18th-century structure contains two very rich collections. On the ground floor is the Ecclesiastical Collection, with priceless vestments, church plate and liturgical objects. Don't miss the scale mode of the basilica from 1832. The 1st floor now houses the Eger Art Gallery, recently moved from the castle, with works by Canaletto and Ceruti, among others.

Here too are rooms furnished as they would have been when the archbishop lived here: the Decorative Hall (Díszterem) is a show-stopper, and there are portraits of bishops going back to the 1th century.

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1. Eger Art Gallery

This collection of fine art that once hung in Eger Castle contains works by Canaletto and Ceruti, among others.

2. Ecclesiastical Collection

The Ecclesiastical Collection, in the Eger Archbishop’s Palace, consists of priceless vestments, church plate and liturgical objects.

3. City Under the City


To the right of the main steps up to Eger Basilica is the entrance to the former archbishop’s cellars. A guided history-oriented tour on the hour leads…

4. Kepes Institute

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This unusual gallery exhibits the work of Hungarian-born American artist and designer György Kepes, who is celebrated for – among other things – his light…

5. Eger Basilica

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A highlight of the town’s amazing architecture is Eger Basilica. This neoclassical monolith was designed in 1836 by József Hild, the same architect who…

6. Lyceum

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Directly east of Eger Basilica is the Zopf-style Lyceum (1765), now headquarters of the Károly Eszterházy University of Applied Sciences. It contains a…

7. Astronomy Museum

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The Astronomy Museum, on the 6th floor of the east wing of the Lyceum, contains 18th-century astronomical equipment, a planetarium with scheduled shows…